Best quotes by the Italian Poet Dante Alighieri

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
  • Morals

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
  • politics

Follow your own star!
  • Individuality

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from the eternal.
  • Beauty



There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.
  • happiness

Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
  • beginning

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
  • Crying

Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
  • Humanity

He listens well who takes notes.
  • Listening

A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
  • Things

Will cannot be quenched against its will.
  • Will

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
  • knowledge

These have not the hope to die.
  • Death

In the middle of the journey of our lifeI found myself astray in a dark woodwhere the straight road had been lost sight of.
  • Journeys

The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
  • Change

This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
  • Class

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
  • Fame

Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
  • Hell

Avarice, envy, pride,Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
  • Literary

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
  • Memory

Nature is the art of God.
  • Nature

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
  • soul

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
  • Actions

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
  • Actions

In His will is our peace.
  • God

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
  • Perfection

I felt for the tormented whirlwinds Damned for their carnal sins Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.
  • dante

O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
  • Conscience

There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.
  • Hell

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
  • Life

Through me you pass into the city of woe:Through me you pass into eternal pain:Through me among the people lost for aye.Justice the founder of my fabric moved:To rear me was the task of power divine,Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.Before me things create were none, save thingsEternal, and eternal I shall endure.All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
  • Literary

At this high moment, ability failed my capacity to describe.
  • ability

Small projects need much more help than great.
  • help

Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
  • history

Amor, ch'al cor gentile ratto s'apprende prese costui de la bella persona che mi fu tolta; e 'l modo ancor m'offende. Amor, che a nullo amato amar perdona, Mi prese del costui piacer sì forte, Che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona... Love, which quickly arrests the gentle heart, Seized him with my beautiful form That was taken from me, in a manner which still grieves me. Love, which pardons no beloved from loving, took me so strongly with delight in him That, as you see, it still abandons me not...
  • italian

Through me you pass into the city of woe: Through me you pass into eternal pain: Through me among the people lost for aye. Justice the founder of my fabric moved: To rear me was the task of power divine, Supremest wisdom, and primeval love. Before me things create were none, save things Eternal, and eternal I shall endure. All hope abandon, ye who enter here.
  • inferno

There is no greater sorrow Than to recall a happy time When miserable.
  • dante


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